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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to participate in the challenge?
The challenge is open to students residing in Singapore (i.e. secondary school, IP, JC, Polytechnic, ITE and University students).

How many challenges are there?
There are a total of three challenges, each with a different theme and topic. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see all of them!

Can I submit multiple entries for each challenge?
No. Only the first entry for each challenge will be considered, but you can participate in all three challenges.

If I am under 18, would I need to submit a parental consent form each for all three challenges?
No, one parental consent form would suffice.

How do I know if I have won? How do I collect my prize?
Winners will be informed via email, which would also include the collection details.

Who may I approach if I have queries?
Any queries regarding the challenge should be addressed to brainhack@dsta.gov.sg.

Terms and Conditions

  1. This event “BrainHack – Decode the Future Challenges” (“Event”) shall be governed by these Terms and Conditions, and accompanying FAQs (collectively the “Terms”).

  2. The Event shall comprise three different challenges and Participants may choose to participate in one or more of these challenges.

  3. This Event is organised by DSTA (“the Organiser”).

  4. Each entrant agrees that he/she has read and understood this document and by their participation in the Event, each entrant agrees to be bound by the Terms.

  5. This Event is open to students residing in Singapore (i.e. secondary school, IP, JC, Polytechnic, ITE and University students). Participants who are below 18 years of age must submit a parental consent form by the closing date of the Event, indicating his/her parent’s consent for the participant to take part in this Event and to be bound in all respects by the Terms.

  6. Entrants may enter the specific challenges via the FormSG link provided at this website and must follow the Organiser’s Facebook and Instagram (@singaporedsta) accounts to qualify.

  7. Mobile phone or internet access charges or other third-party connectivity charges may apply when participating in this Event. Any such charges incurred shall be borne by each of the entrants.

  8. Each challenge within the Event shall run strictly in accordance with the stipulated timeframe as stated. Entries received after the closing date and time will be disqualified.

  9. All personal details submitted must be accurate and complete and are subject to proof upon request by the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants and to disqualify any entry not submitted in accordance with these Terms or which tampers with the entry process.

  10. Incomplete, indecipherable, illegible, incorrect entries or any entry that violates the Terms will automatically be disqualified.

  11. The Organiser shall not be responsible for technical errors in telecommunications networks, internet access or otherwise preventing entry to the challenge.

  12. For each challenge, one (1) winner will be randomly selected from the qualifying entries with the correct answers. All winners in the Event will be notified via email.

  13. Entrants may submit only one (1) entry for each challenge. In the event of repeat submissions, duplicates will be removed.

  14. Only entries from individuals will be accepted. Any entry that Organiser believes has been made (a) via participation in a syndicate or (b) via any form of machine-assisted intervention enabling computer generated multiple entries, will be disqualified.

  15. With regard to determining which entries have the correct answers, the Organiser’s decision is final.

  16. In the event that the Organiser cannot for any reason obtain the winners' acknowledgement within twenty-four (24) hours of first attempting to do so, the Organiser reserves the right to select an alternative winner at Organiser’s sole discretion.

  17. The Organiser reserves the right to select an alternative winner at any time, where the Organiser has reasonable grounds for believing that the initially selected winner has contravened any of these Terms. Any alternative winner will be selected applying the same criteria as that used to select the original winner.

  18. The Organiser reserves the right to deal with any unclaimed prizes in any manner it deems fit.

  19. In each challenge, One (1) winner will win a prize corresponding to its respective challenge.

  20. The prize is as stated and is non-transferable and not-for-sale. No cash alternatives will be offered. If due to circumstances beyond the Organiser’s control, the Organiser is unable to provide the stated prize or any part thereof, the Organiser reserves the right to substitute the prize with an item of equal or greater value, to be determined at the Organisers’ sole discretion.

  21. The prize may be subject to additional terms and conditions. More details on the collection and/or redemption of the prize will be given to the respective winners at a later stage.

  22. Acceptance of the prize shall constitute consent on the winners’ part to allow the use of the winners' entry, names, images, video footage, voices and/or likeness by the Organiser for editorial, advertising, promotional, marketing and/or other purposes, without further compensation, in any media for an unlimited period of time, except where prohibited by law.

  23. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute a release and discharge of the Organiser by each winner from any and all liability, claims, demands, causes of action, and/or damages which the winner may have, whether known or unknown at the present time, of any nature whatsoever, arising out of or relating to: (i) the Event, (ii) personal injury and/or property damage, theft or loss suffered by the winner as a result of the use and/or enjoyment of the prize, and/or (iii) any tax liabilities in relation to the Event, prize and/or use or enjoyment of the same.

  24. The Organiser shall not be held liable for (i) any delay in performing or partial or total failure to perform any of their obligations to the winners under these Terms if such delay or failure is caused by circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Organiser, its respective divisions, affiliates, authorised agents, suppliers of the prizes, including without limitation delays, changes, disruptions, cancellations, diversions or substitutions howsoever caused including without limitation as a result of war, terrorist action or threatened terrorist action, strikes, hostilities, civil commotions, accidents, fire, flood or natural catastrophes or (ii) from any loss, damage to property, injury, or death resulting from or related to entrant’s participation or inability to participate in this Event, or the use, misuse or inability to use the prize or any portion thereof.

  25. The Organiser reserves the right to terminate the Event and/or the challenge(s) or to modify the Event’s rules/ Terms prior to the closing date by amending the rules/ Terms hereof at its sole and absolute discretion. Any modifications shall be notified via this website and any modifications shall be immediately effective and apply to all entries for the Event, including entries that have been submitted to the Organiser.

  26. By voluntarily providing the Organiser with your personal particulars, the entrant has voluntarily initiated communications with the Organiser and consents to receiving information, such as, but not limited to winner notifications, from the Organiser through SMS, WhatsApp message, email, or any other forms of communication voluntarily provided.

  27. By initiating contact with the Organiser through the submission of answers, entrants consent for the Organiser to contact them via SMS, WhatsApp, email or telephone calls for future notifications, including but not limited to the provision of relevant and appropriate information about various aspects of the defence sector in Singapore, regardless of whether the Entrant’s number is listed on Singapore’s “Do Not Call” Registry or not.

  28. By voluntarily providing the Organiser with your personal particulars, entrants consent to the use and disclosure of personal data to Non-Government entities to carry out specific Government services.

  29. This Event is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media platform.